Have you been accused of domestic violence (domestic battery) in Chicago?
The long term consequences of being arrested for domestic battery or violence may be serious even though the charge may not be justified. This charge is sometimes made as a ploy to have another removed from the premises. Regardless of the circumstances, it is imperative to get the help of a qualified Chicago criminal defense lawyer as quickly as possible. A knowledgeable domestic battery attorney from the firm of the Law Offices of Michael P. Schmiege provides hard-hitting and determined legal representation in domestic battery cases.
The firm also serves the areas of Cicero, Berwyn and Evanston.
The Law Behind Domestic Violence in Illinois
In Illinois, domestic battery/violence is defined as knowingly and without justification causing bodily harm to a family or household member, or making physical contact of an aggressive, threatening or provoking nature with a family or household member. If you are arrested, after you’ve posted a bond you usually will not be allowed to return home for 72 hours. Also the Criminal Court will issue an Order of Protection and set a court date. This charge could affect your rights and obligations in a divorce, or custody or visitation rights. In some cases, accusations of domestic battery are false and related to a bitter divorce or break up, or disputed custody rights. A knowledgeable domestic battery defense attorney from the firm will answer your questions, advise you of how to proceed with your defense and fight to protect your rights.
Contact Our Chicago Domestic Violence Defense Lawyers
When you enlist the assistance of the firm, an attorney will investigate the circumstances and the validity of the charge of domestic violence and seek out any option of getting the charges dropped altogether, or, if it is in the best interests of the accused, may get the charge reduced to a lesser charge which may later be expunged. It is also possible you may need to defend an Order of Protection. In which case, the legal team at the firm will draw upon its expertise in domestic battery/domestic violence in advocating for you in this legal matter. Contact the Law Offices of Michael P. Schmiege for a free and confidential consultation with a dedicated Chicago criminal defense lawyer who will fight for you.
Contact a Chicago criminal attorney from Chicago the Law Offices of Michael P. Schmiegewho will fight tirelessly in your defense.